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VR Tejo Red

The song of the circus may not feel harmonious, but its melody and energetic beat has made it internationally recognizable. The harmony lies in the magic it conjures, an unexpected thrill around every corner, which is exactly what you’ll experience here. Each and every sip unveils a dark forest fruit, a subtle spice and sumptuous finish to pair with roast duck or chargrilled meats.

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In the one of the oldest wine growing regions, 2000 AC, Tejo indigenous grapes struggle in warm climate and rich soils, while retaining their high natural acidity. The microclimate of Tejo river greatly influence the region and helps to deliver balanced wines. As a result, the wine is showing typical splendid fruit characteristics and elegant smooth tannins.

Wine RegionTejo
GrapesCastelão (80%), Aragonês (20%)
SoilBairro – Limestone and clay
ViticultureDouble Royat, 4000 plants per hectare, 15 to 25 years old
HarvestHarvest second week of August, 13º potential alcohol
Wine Making TechniqueDestemming and crushing follow by 5 days maceration, fermentation in stainless steel at 26ºC
Oak Influence6 months with French and American oak
Fining MaterialBentonite
Tasting notesYouthful, lively and elegant, with fleshy red and blue berry flavors, gently supported by roasted nut and cedar tones, balanced by delicate tannins and juicy finish. An everyday drinking wine to match any kind of red meats, grilled and spicy dishes.